About Us

About Bigfoot Recycling

The 88,000 square foot building housing the Bigfoot Recycling Processor and the Jolly Giant Flea Market began life in the early 1950's as Anderson Plywood. Here logs where turned into veneer and sold to various plywood mills on the West Coast. After many additions, Gold Rey Corporation acquired the building and set it up as a reloading center for East Coast lumber and plywood buyers. That business abruptly closed in 1976. At that time Jim Smith and his father Keith Smith bought the building. There was a vague plan in place that the building would continue to be used in the lumber industry and indeed it was until January of 1980 when it became clear that economic conditions would not support a lumber operation.

On April 12, 1980, Jim and his dad started the Jolly Giant flea market and in 1989 Bigfoot Recycling was born. The rest is history. Today the Bigfoot Recycling is managed by Jim and his wife, Patti, and Jim's brother Tom, who joined the enterprise in the year 2000. The Bigfoot Recycling operation is stronger than ever collecting and processing millions of beverage containers a year.

What makes us different?


We are clean.

We believe that great customer service and a clean environment to recycle is fundamental to our operation.


We are friendly.

Our attendants are the friendliest and hard working men and women in Northern California. We take great care in helping all our customers with respect and integrity.


We are socially responsible.

We are committed to recycling every beverage sold beverage container to keep them out of our landfill.